Regarding my Air Force Service

I am writing in response to Edward Cheney’s letter inquiring about the Frederick News Post’s bio of me in which they printed that I “retired” from the Air Force after serving from 1998-2002. I emailed the Frederick News Post my bio, which states, that I served in the Air Force from 1998 until 2002. Unfortunately, the Frederick News Post added on their own the word “retired.”

I am left to assume a person unfamiliar with what that distinction means for military veterans added this portion. If you look at my campaign website www.houghforsenate.com or my official bio on http://msa.maryland.gov/ you will notice it is listed correctly that I simply served, but did not retire. Even though I did not retire from the military, I am proud of my service and always list it on my biographies.

During my four years in the military I was a Minuteman III technician and held a top-secret security clearance. My family has a long tradition of serving in the military and my great grandfather died fighting in World War II. We display his flag and purple hearts in our home so his sacrifice will not be forgotten. One of the reasons I ran for office in the first place is because I believe that the freedoms are young men and woman are fighting for abroad, are worth fighting for here at home.

Hough Stands with Taxpayers / Brinkley Does Not

(Frederick, Maryland) – Liberal David Brinkley is attacking Conservative Michael Hough for supporting the Maryland False Claims Act this past session. The federal version was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan and authored by Republican Senator Charles Grassley in 1986 to combat fraud and abuse by defense contractors during the Cold War. To dateContinue Reading

Hough takes aim at funding for Riverdale Welcome Center

By Bethany Rodgers News-Post Staff | Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 2:00 am Delegate Michael Hough on Thursday sought to strike funding for a Riverdale Welcome Center from the state capital budget proposal. The suggested change would have eliminated a $50,000 grant to the directors of CASA de Maryland for the construction of the welcomeContinue Reading

House Vote on “Bathroom Bill”

SB 212- Sen. Madeleno, et. Al (HGO) Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2014 Final House Vote: 82 Yay- 57 Nay Click Here to see the final House Vote  

Republicans: No need for legislators to get 15.7 percent pay hike

By Bethany Rodgers News-Post Staff | Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:00 am ANNAPOLIS — Six Republican lawmakers from Frederick County are united in their disapproval of the 15.7 percent pay increase set to kick in for Maryland legislators over the next four years. Salaries for members of the Maryland General Assembly are on courseContinue Reading

Bill Could Provide Free Drug Needles for Heroin Users

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Your tax dollars could pay for free drug needles for heroin users if a bill passes in the Maryland General Assembly, but opponents say this could help reduce HIV rates..  “I thought this was outrageous. My constituents work very hard for their taxpayer dollars that they pay to the state, and they expectContinue Reading

Hough: Ditch state health exchange

By Bethany Rodgers News-Post Staff | Posted: Saturday, March 8, 2014 2:00 am ANNAPOLIS — Maryland needs to abandon its troubled health exchange and move enrollees to the federal marketplace, Delegate Michael Hough argued Friday. While Hough, R-District 3B, said he would prefer full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, he believes his proposals couldContinue Reading

Brinkley draws fire for budget vote

By Bethany Rodgers News-Post Staff | Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 2:00 am Within minutes of the Maryland Senate vote on the state budget, Delegate Michael Hough’s scathing news release appeared in email inboxes. Once again, the Thursday release stated, Sen. David Brinkley cast a green-light vote for a budget that would increase state spending.Continue Reading

Hough announces endorsements for state senate

Hough announces endorsements for state senate Submitted to the Times | Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:47 pm Frederick, MD- Michael Hough, Republican candidate for State Senate, earned major endorsements today in his race to unseat 20-year incumbent David Brinkley. Former Congressman Roscoe Bartlett threw his support behind Hough explaining, “I fully endorse Michael HoughContinue Reading

Hough to Challenge Brinkley for State Senate Seat

(Annapolis, MD) Today Maryland State Delegate Michael Hough (Frederick & Washington Counties), announced he is running for state senate in district 4 (Frederick & Carroll Counties). Hough said, “Frederick and Carroll Counties deserve a true conservative Republican, not ‘O’Malley-lite.’ To quote one of my heroes President Ronald Reagan, we need to be a party ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading